CTBHHM: Be Afraid, Very Afraid

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 57-58As I’ve been making my way through Debi’s Created To Be His Help Meet, one question I’ve gotten from readers pretty regularly is “why do women buy into this?” … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: How To Be an Abused Woman

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 54-55***trigger warning***Debi starts this passage by laying out what she calls “God’s Blueprint for Marriage.” She first quotes several verses: … [Read more...]

Created To Be His Slave

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by Bruce Gerencser's guest IanOn the No Longer Quivering blog, I have been enthralled read to read the female view of Created To Be His Helpmeet (CTBHH), by Debi Pearl. For any that don’t know what this book is, it is a manual for women to learn how to become totally dependent … [Read more...]

CTBHHM In Which Debi Reveals Her Mandate

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 51-53 Remember that Debi has just poisoned the well against trusting one’s feelings, listening to mainstream society, or giving a hearing to the arguments of Christian feminists. She continues with this: Can we, ordinary housewives and mothers, jump into the arena and compete with these “scholars,” deciding which verses in the Bible should be believed and which ones should be dismissed for various reasons? That is not for me.But I do have a solution … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Respond Like Jesus?

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by Michael Pearl from "Created To Be His Help Meet" Appendix Has your husband reviled you and threatened you? You are exhorted to respond as Jesus did... You husband will answer to God, and you must answer to God for how you respond to your husband, eve when he cause you to suffer. Comments open below … [Read more...]

In Which Debi Poisons the Well

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 49-51 Dear Debi,How can I have a merry heart when my husband treats me harshly? Do I just pretend he is a good man instead of a lazy, TV-watching, … [Read more...]

CTBHHM: Remember, It Could Be Worse!

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 45-47 I wanted to send my testimony because you have greatly encouraged me. I send it with my husband’s approval. Debi finishes her section on thankfulness … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Calling in the Media on Social Service?

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by Rebekah Pearl Anast from Homeschooling Pioneers Actually, the media wasn’t negative. It was a strategic move by my Dad to take the heat off of us. Social Services had gotten wind of our home education, and we were given a court summons. The judge and a few power-hungry and small-minded … [Read more...]

On Being Your Husband’s “Playmate”

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by Libby AnneCreated To Be His Help Meet, pp. 42-44This section follows Debi’s story about the time Mike tried to show off, ended up spilling a sack of garbage, and then marched off in embarrassment leaving her to clean it up. The moral of Debi’s story was the last part, … [Read more...]

Orphan Fever

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by CaluluMother Jones magazine has finally published Kathryn Joyce's account of the Evangelical Movement's obsession with adoption and the inevitable not so great outcomes when you don't take practicalities of foreign adoption under consideration. … [Read more...]


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